While we loved our Glowing Outer Space bath, some people expressed concern for the safety of using the glow water in this way. While I can assure you my girls have had no reactions to it (except giggles), that the highlighters used are non-toxic, and that it is super diluted, I understand that some may still be wary. So, if adding the glow water directly to your child's bath water makes you a little uneasy, here are a few alternative ways that we have explored glow water at bath.
Alternative Ways to PLAY with Glow Water
It is so simple too. Just fill an empty, sealable container with glow water. We used a 2 liter. It didn't even take one highlighter to fill this two liter, and the glow water could have been diluted much more. You can also use RAINBOW glowing water to make a variety of glowing bath light colors or use glow in the dark paint to make glow in the dark GLOWING lights using the rainbow water recipe. These would be tons of fun for the pool!
Rosie was really captivated by the GLOW light- it lit the room much more than the submersible LED lights we have bought.
After the kids are done playing with the submersible lights you can use the glow water for so many other fun things. Check out the blacklight themed play date I recently hosted for ideas.
Glowing water balloon bath
Another great way to have fun with the glow water at bath without adding it directly to the water is to fill balloons with it. I recommend using traditional balloons rather than water balloons, as they pop very easily. To fill the balloons we used a two liter bottle. We secured the balloon to the lip of the bottle, then flipped the bottle upside down. I held the balloon in place, while my husband squeezed the bottle. Then, we simply pulled the balloon off, and tied it. Very easy.
Did you notice that blue glowing balloon in the above photo? Well that is another way Rosie and Jewel have enjoyed exploring at bath, and another great alternative to using the glow water. In fact, if you are truly uncomfortable with the idea of glow water, what about substituting tonic water?
Tonic water naturally glows a bright blue. It is safe to ingest, and is fun to explore in balloons. Rosie loved shaking the balloons, and making them fizz, which also looks very cool.
While we love the glow water, it is fun to use both during bath, and have varying glows.
Now since we love the messy stuff, we are always inclined to make as much fun out of an activity as possible. What could be more fun than chasing slippery glowing balloons around at bath time?
Popping them right before the play time is over!
Oh my, was this fun! We popped all the balloons one by one, and Rosie had a blast painting the walls with her glowing fountains. After, the bath water and walls looked incredible! This was the last pic I was able to snap, as I was helping Rosie pierce the balloons, but I am sure you can imagine the effect.
Please note- after this bath play time was over, Rosie was given a proper bath for getting clean. Always supervise young children around balloons, and water in general, not just glow water. Rosie is always closely monitored during play times like this. We kept our eyes on her to ensure she did not attempt to drink the glowing water. While it is non-toxic, it is not meant for consumption. While I feel the glow water is completely safe, only do what you are comfortable with for your children.
All the mess from these play times washed straight down the drain. They did not stain the bath or skin. Also note- you do need a blacklight for these play ideas.
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